Israeli Troops Detain 15 Palestinians Across West Bank in Pre-Dawn Raid


idfIsraeli forces detained at least 15 Palestinians and seized a number of weapons in predawn raids across the West Bank.

In the night’s largest raid, Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians from the town of Beit Fajjar in southern Bais Lechem. The detainees, all involved in terror activities, were identified as Aziz Jabir Dereiya, 29, Abdullah Salem Thawabta, 29, Nasser Muhammad Thawabta, 22, Nabeel Ibrahim Thawabta, 22, Rami Mousa Thawabta, 24, Muhammad Taha Taqatqa, 20, Hamza Amer Taqatqa, 16, Maan reports.

Israeli forces also detained 19-year-old Ahmad Mahmoud al-Sheikh from Marah Rabah in southern Bais Lechem.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed nine detentions in Bais Lechem and said that Israeli forces also detained one Palestinian from Tulkarem district, two from Nablus, two from Qalqiliya, and one from Ramallah.

She said that one Palestinian in Nablus and another in Ramallah were “Hamas operatives,” while the others were detained for “illegal activity.”

She added that a weapons cache comprising one M16 rifle, one pistol, and ammunition had been discovered in the village of Artah in Tulkarem.

{ Israel News Bureau}